CHAPTER_6_-_EMPLOYMENT_STANDARDS_LEGISLATION

CHAPTER_6_-_EMPLOYMENT_STANDARDS_LEGISLATION - CHAPTER 6 -...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–7. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 CHAPTER 6 - EMPLOYMENT CHAPTER 6 - EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS LEGISLATION STANDARDS LEGISLATION CHAPTER FOCUS: Consider BC Employment Standards Act in setting minimum rights for employees Examine the minimum standards that apply to wages, hours of work, statutory or general holidays, overtime pay, vacation and statutory leaves Review the protections for; and Examine how the statutory rights and protections are enforced.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2 BASIC PRINCIPLES BASIC PRINCIPLES Employment standards legislation sets the minimum standards. If an employer promises an employee a greater right or benefit, the greater right or benefit will be enforced. The legislation covers most employees. However, specific exemptions apply to certain occupations and industries. Hours of work standards do not apply to managerial and supervisory employees and independent contractors.
Background image of page 2
3 BASIC PRINCIPLES CONT’D BASIC PRINCIPLES CONT’D Enforcement of rights is a complaint-based process. Unionized employees are covered by employment standards legislation. However, they must usually follow their grievance procedures contained in the collective agreement. With few exceptions, such as termination pay provisions, employment standards covers all employees regardless of size
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
4 WHO DOES IT COVER? WHO DOES IT COVER? “All employees other than those excluded by regulation” The Regulations excludes: Members of professional associations Persons receiving employment insurance benefits Secondary School students in a work experience program BC Benefits Act recipient while participating in a on-site training or work experience program Individuals involved in a Youth Community Action program
Background image of page 4
5 WAGES WAGES Must establish regular pay periods All wages earned during the pay period must be paid on or before the regular payday Partial payment prohibited When the employment ends all outstanding wages, including vacation pay must be paid no later than 8 days after the employment ends
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
6 WAGES CONT’D WAGES CONT’D Employers prohibited from withholding or deducting any wages payable unless the employer is obliged to do so by statute (EI, CPP, income taxes) or by court order (garnishing order). An employer cannot make deductions to pay
Background image of page 6
Image of page 7
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 21

CHAPTER_6_-_EMPLOYMENT_STANDARDS_LEGISLATION - CHAPTER 6 -...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 7. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online